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It can be challenging to sift through the garbage on TV to find something clean that leaves you feeling inspired and entertained. I hope my recommended top 15 inspiring and clean movies to watch on Netflix will help!
FINDING A FLICK
When my husband and I don’t get the opportunity to go out on a weekend date, we instead look forward to putting the kids to bed and watching a good flick together. However, time and time again, this scene plays out and our frustrations raise.
Scroll through Netflix, agree on a movie, push play . . . too cheesy, too boring, too inappropriate, whoops – didn’t want to see that . . . 30 minutes later . . . . still haven’t found a good, clean and inspiring movie to watch.
Does anyone relate??
It’s no secret that finding a clean wholesome movie is a challenge these days (especially on streaming subscription services, like Netflix), and if you do find one rated PG or less, they are often low-budget films and not extremely well done.
FINDING A FLICK FOR YOU!
But through determination and moved to action by sweet comments full of gratitude left on my “Top 10 Clean Feel-Good TV Shows to watch on Netflix” post, I wanted to sift through the current Netflix MOVIES available and find the best ones for you all. These are the ones I found most inspiring, entertaining and had an overall message that made me want to be a better person. I’ve also tried to provide a range of ideas and topics in my choices.
I encourage you to still give my recommended TV Shows a try when you are looking for a series of shows, but if you just need a good clean movie to watch by yourself or with your loved ones, I hope these will give you a good starting point.
All of the following are rated TV-PG, but I always have to note that “clean” is relative. What may be offensive to you may not be offensive to me, or vice versa. My main goal for this post was to find movies with inspiring content, void of excessive use of profanity, violence, and graphic intimacy scenes. With all, I would recommend “parental guidance” as the rating suggests before letting children view it.
And please, please, PLEASE leave your recommendations below in the comments. It is so helpful to share with everyone, as I’m sure I’ve missed some great ones in my search!
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I’ve also created a printable list of my 15 inspiring and clean Netflix movie recommendations, so you can download and save them to a device, or print them for easy access to great shows to watch.
Because when it is movie night, the last thing you want to do is waste time searching and searching. Of course, you can always come back here to this post, but I hope having the summed-up list at your disposal makes it easier to work at finding a movie to watch.
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15 INSPIRING MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER PERSON
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I’m starting with The Great Gilly Hopkins because it was probably my favorite. Few hearts inspire me more than those who can love another’s child unconditionally. This story finds a teenage girl, Gilly, struggling in the foster care system and leads through her struggles with caring and enduring souls.
This is Disney’s little secret! It may appear that the game of Chess brought a family out of poverty, but it was the good hearts of all those who loved her and sacrificed time and opportunity to see children succeed. So Inspiring!
Fascinating filming and a historically captivating story – The Young Victoria gives you a glimpse of her majestic and challenging life. Watch this and then head over to Amazon Prime to binge-watch a “Victoria” series.
You can never go wrong with Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman, and I love it when they appear in clean movies. Steve takes on the role of “Noah” as in “Noah of the Ark” to save society and his family. Humor and inspiration at its best. Perhaps a little cheesy, but with Steve, that’s acceptable.
We all know the success of Disney, but it was inspiring to discover his life’s work came with many many preceding failures. A movie that will encourage all viewers to dream and persevere.
I first watched it because I saw a familiar “Downton Abbey” face, but became fascinated to learn a little bit about the history of Great Britain’s involvement in India. I’m not a history buff, but if I can learn a bit in an inspiring show about leadership and integrity, then I call that a win!
This show is a little dated, but worth the watch or re-watch. A man who finds himself single again after his wife’s death decides to pursue their dream of helping a child without a home. Great acting and a heartwarming story.
Admittedly, this is a little slow, but I’m drawn to stories of people working hard to fulfill dreams. This is a story of an incredibly smart man, who finds himself at the bottom of the food chain and aspiring to work his way up, one waffle at a time.
You rarely find a dance show that is not too provocative and sensual. I thought High Strung did a beautiful job at inspiring the art of music and dance, without the garbage. I wasn’t aiming for romantic shows for this list, but I was so inspired by the dedication to work hard at one’s talents and the incredible performances.
I’m sure you’ve seen this and already love it. Seeing how there are fewer and fewer big-box office clean shows left on Netflix, I thought August Rush was so well done, it is worth watching again and again. It’s also one that gets recommended to me over and over when I ask for good clean shows to watch.
Jana Kramer does a great job at singing and acting in this show. It’s your typical storyline of going back home to discover yourself again, but it’s a good one!
PO, a boy with Autism, and his father struggle to move on with life after the death of his mother. This one is a bit slow going as well, but I was inspired by the determination of the Father to always try to do what was best for his son. Any show that opens my eyes and heart to those who struggle with unique challenges is inspirational to me.
I just had to throw in the typical story of the struggling teen finding herself at a families Ranch to straighten up her life. I’m convinced I need a few horses or my kids won’t make it through high school ;). This one is not too cheesy and could stand up to a Hallmark film any day.
A Little Game was unique and upbeat, and I found the positivity of the little girl encouraging. A great one for you or your young kids to learn a little about Chess and life at the same time.
I was pleased to find a Jane Austen-era-type movie that was clean, so I wanted to share Bright Star. Yes, more of a love story than I was aiming for, but I still felt inspired by their endearing love. But you wanna know what inspired me? The beautiful old home, the old world wall treatments, the blue, the white, the contrast, the flowing lines, the florals. To my decor-loving friends – you will be so inspired!!!
There you have it!
I hope you’ve got at least a few you are excited to watch. I’d be so appreciative if you would pin this post and share this list with your friends and family, as I hope to pass along a message to our entertainment suppliers that we are all desperate for more clean and uplifting things to watch!
I’ve written a few more posts on good clean movies and TV shows, so be sure to check out my other recommendations.